Muscle Cell

Muscle Cells - These cells are specialized to respond to stimulation with contraction (movement) and are relatively elastic. There are 3 types of muscle cells/tissues; skeletal (striated), cardiac and smooth. Of the 3 types of muscles cells, skeletal muscle is the only type that allows for voluntary control.
  1. Saladin, K. (2014). Anatomy & physiology: The unity of form and function. McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York. ISBN: 9780073403717

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